What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?
I am a family law partner at Irwin Mitchell
and have recently joined the national team, working out of the London and Birmingham offices. My partner responsibilities largely include BD and strategy work, so I spend a lot of time with clients – new and existing.
One of my main areas of focus is to sing our praises, telling everyone about the national family team and the firm as a whole, to see what we can do to help potential clients, colleagues, friends and family. My aim is to win new clients for the team and to further raise our excellent profile across regions, nationally and internationally.
I deal with all aspects of family law in relation to divorce, finance and children matters. My specific legal focus is wealth protection for high-net-worth clients whether that is by way of negotiation, litigation or indeed pre/post-nuptial or cohabitation agreements. I deliver a bespoke service with commercial, emotional and legal intelligence and I always ensure that our client service is second to none.
How long have you been in this role and what brought you here?
I have only recently joined Irwin Mitchell this year and I was attracted to this cutting-edge firm because of its reputation, its talented lawyers and the way in which it looks after its people and its clients.
Any memorable stories from your career so far?
I introduced myself to someone at a party recently and he said "you just finished my divorce!" – in my defence it was fancy dress. After the initial pause – he hugged me and said he was so very happy and grateful, so all was good!
What is the best and worst part of the day for you?
I’m in a new job so it’s all exciting; no two days are the same. But generally, I’m a morning person, so I like to get in early and have some time to myself in a quiet office to think about my day, my clients, my cases and my team.
What keeps you motivated?
Helping people motivates me – whether they be clients, colleagues or contacts. Winning a new client and seeing a member of my team do well also motivates me.
Tea or coffee?
A peppermint tea for me please.